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Gentleman and Swimmer Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is ivory. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

  • Matchsafe
  • Overall: 4.5 x 2.7 x 1.1 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/16 x 7/16 in.).
  • Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.
  • 1978-146-1048
  • Matchsafe
  • wood.
  • Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.
  • 1978-146-195

Its dimensions are

6.1 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm (2 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 9/16 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

Gentleman and Swimmer Matchsafe, late 19th century; probably Germany; ivory; 6.1 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm (2 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 9/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-128

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